Steven McLean, Head of Agriculture & Fisheries, Marks & Spencer

Steve became Head of Agriculture at M&S in March 2012, with Fisheries & Aquaculture being added in 2014, and has accountability for agricultural and fisheries sourcing across the M&S Food business. Currently Steve is leading the M&S Net Zero Strategy on Low Impact Farming.

Steve initially joined M&S in September 2008 as Agriculture Manager responsible for ruminant livestock supply chains and has worked extensively with the M&S supply base around the world on the M&S ‘Farming for the Future’ sustainable agricultural production programme.

Prior to joining M&S, Steve was Chief Executive of the Texel Sheep Society, the UK’s largest sheep Bred Society and the Business Director of BASCO Data Limited, a collaboration between the UK’s three largest beef & sheep breed societies that managed genetic improvement and breed society data. Before that he worked at the ANM Group based at Thainstone in Aberdeenshire.

Steve’s family background has its roots firmly in the Scottish fishing industry, where his brother continues the tradition from the Scottish port of Gairloch in the North-West Highlands.

He lives with his wife and two children in rural Oxfordshire, where he farms in partnership with his wife.